WASHINGTON, DC — Marijuana is safer than heroin, the new head of the US Drug Enforcement Administration said this week.
During a press conference Wednesday morning, newly appointed DEA chief Chuck Rosenberg clarified a statement he made last week, admitting to reporters “heroin is clearly more dangerous than marijuana.”
Last week, Rosenberg said that marijuana was “probably” not as dangerous as heroin. Rosenberg also said last week that he has asked DEA offices “to focus their efforts and the resources of the DEA on the most important cases in their jurisdictions, and by and large what they are telling [him] is that the most important cases in their jurisdictions are opioids and heroin.”
Rosenberg’s predecessor, Michelle Leonhart vigorously defended marijuana’s…